London is rocking with Christmas cheer, shoppers and cars are bumper to bumper in the capital; retailers and restaurants of every ethnicity are decorated to the hilt. It’s Christmas jumper time and now it is official with Christmas Jumper Day celebrated flexibly throughout the run up to 25th December. The once disparaged Christmas Jumper, knitted by Mums for their children, that rose to notoriety in the Bridget Jones movies has now become a must have designer product. They will be worn to offices and work places the length and breadth of Britain with selected charities benefitting from an office fundraiser. The tasteful winter fairisle and snowflake jumpers preferred by the fainthearted will still be wearable in the New Year; however for the bold tasteful to tacky Christmas motifs have no limits, all the traditional images of red-nosed reindeer, snowmen and puddings have been knitted into various jokey jumpers but now festive everything from dogs to dinosaurs in Santa hats appear on your winter wooly. This craze is appealing to all the family, many retailers are stocking matching his, hers and kids jumpers plus one for the family dog.
One familiar face appearing to wish everyone a Jerry Christmas is Jeremy Corbyn’s; a young following of his created an initial run of jumpers and unsurprisingly sold out, as Corbyn is extremely popular with generation Z who also love a fun Christmas jumper more are expected. Another familiar face these youngsters have had fun with is Dr Seuss’ Grinch, the fictional character who famously stole Christmas, his green face is matched with President Trumps amended moto of “Make Christmas Great Again”; half of both jumper’s profits will be donated to Save The Children.
Harry Potter kit is enjoying a revival since the opening of Jack Thorne’s popular two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Primark, arguably UK’s best value clothing superstore have a magical collection of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff liveried homewares to transform your dorm or home into Hogwarts. Quidditch features strongly on many of the wannabe wizards clothing lines which extend to a future wizards range of baby clothes but it is not only for kids, there is a great range of women’s and men’s tracksuit and onesies.
One noticeable difference this year is it is harder to find a traditional Christmas greeting card featuring the Madonna and child, after all 25th December is the day designated that Mary gave birth to Jesus; The Independent newspaper reported this week only one in five Britons are aware of this according to a OnePoll survey.